Project Manager in Springfield, MA at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 1/3/2020

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Job Description

Job ID: 55891

Our client in Springfield, Massachusetts is seeking a Project Manager. 

Candidates who are eligible to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply. 

Primary point of accountability to business sponsors and other parties for planning, day-to-day execution, management, implementation and reporting of medium to large projects and/or small to medium programs often of varying scope, high complexity and non-contained risk that support basic to moderately complex business unit or corporate goals. Project/Program objectives address complex business goals. The project/program will typically span multiple IT and/or business areas. Projects / programs may be concurrent and/or overlap. Accountable to manage and monitor project tasks and controls during project planning and delivery activities to ensure on-time and quality goals are met within scope and budget. Work independently and apply advanced project and program management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, communications and presentations in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations. Understand, apply, promote and contribute to the client's delivery methodologies, standards and tools.


• Accountable to business sponsor(s) and management to drive delivery of quality solutions tied to clearly understood business problem(s) and benefit(s)
• Deliver project/program objectives on-time, with quality, within scope and budget
• Develop, manage, monitor and report on all project/program tasks, activities, expectations, controls and deliverables
• Demonstrate proven capability to be disciplined and flexible at the same time
• Provide input into business strategies and direction that determine and shape projects
• Supply accurate project estimates and tightly manage project budget, approved funding, forecasts and actuals
• Secure and maintain project resources and actively manage resource plan; direct other project managers
• Remain focused on big picture and prioritize competing responsibilities
• Understand, apply, promote and contribute to the client's delivery methodologies, standards and tools
• Look for and champion opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency while delivering on commitments
• Provide solutions and continuous improvement opportunities to efficiently solve problems and provide critical thinking skills
• Gain recognition as a trusted advisor / leader with customers and stakeholders at all levels of the organization
• Listen and effectively communicate with clarity, precision and transparency
• Naturally lead and command authority; influence and inspire across a matrixed organization (i.e. without control or positional authority)
• Exercise independent and fair consensus-building skills when conflicts arise
• Anticipate and head off problems that can jeopardize delivery, budget and customer acceptance
• Demonstrate team building skills by developing high performing project teams, setting a positive tone and leading by example
• Hold self and project team accountable for outcome
• Remove barriers to enable project team to complete objectives no matter how difficult; drive and influence decisions
• Actively coach and mentor members of the PM community
• Effectively operate with limited information and ambiguity
• Effectively negotiate priorities and solutions
• Manage vendor relationships as required
• Drive lessons learned and knowledge retention for future use.


• Minimum of 5 years relevant Program/Project Management experience
• Advanced understanding of project management principles
• Proven ability to apply advanced project and program management skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, communications and presentations
• Advanced knowledge of project lifecycle
• Effectively utilize current project planning, reporting and support tools (e.g. project management software)
• Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future


• 7 years relevant Program/Project Management experience
• Demonstrated experience in developing, managing, monitoring and appropriate reporting on programs, projects and/or project tasks, controls and holistic project financials including but not limited to trends / variances / themes
• May drive and/or develop business case, understand it thoroughly and continually monitor projects/programs against it to ensure benefit realization.
• Demonstrated background and expertise in Brokerage and Annuity Product Development

Fast Switch, Ltd. is a high-growth IT staffing firm, with headquarters in Dublin, Ohio and with offices serving the Columbus, Detroit, Boston, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Hartford, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Francisco, Denver, and Cleveland metropolitan areas.  We have a staff of over 780 associates and have experienced growth while remaining profitable.

Compensation can vary depending on experience and capability, plus benefits which include healthcare, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, and 401(k) with match and IMMEDIATE vesting.  Our benefits package, in this day and age, is superb.

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